Avi, Avī, Āvi, Āvī: 19 definitions
Avi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Avi (अवि)—Its milk is a taboo in śrāddha.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Avi in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Elaeocarpus serratus L. from the Elaeocarpaceae (Rudraksh) family having the following synonyms: Elaeocarpus malabaricus, Elaeocarpus cuneatus. For the possible medicinal usage of avi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Āvi (आवि) refers to the “sheep”, according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The dravyaguṇāguṇa section contains the discussions on different food articles and their dietetic effects according to the prominent Ayurvedic treatises. The Āvi (sheep meat) foodstuff is mutually incompatible (viruddhāhāra) with Kusumbha (safflower).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Avi (अवि) is a Sanskrit word referring to the animal ‘sheep’. Also see avipāla, ‘shepherd ’.Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Avi (अवि) refers to “sheep” are repeatedly mentioned in the Rigveda, and later, often in conjunction with goats (aja). The wolf (vṛka) was their great enemy, and they were tended by shepherds. Sheep as well as kine were captured from the enemy. The Soma sieve was made of sheep’s wool, and is repeatedly referred to (avi, meṣī, avya, avyaya). Considerable herds must have existed, as Ṛjrāśva is said to have slain one hundred rams, and in a Dānastuti (“praise of gifts”) a hundred sheep are mentioned as a gift. The (meṣa, vṛṣṇi) ram was sometimes castrated (petva). The main use of sheep was their wool; hence the expression ‘woolly’ (ūrṇāvatī) is employed to designate a sheep.
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Avi in Benin is the name of a plant defined with Cola acuminata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv. (among others).
2) Avi is also identified with Cola nitida It has the synonym Cola nitida Schott & Endl. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Meletemata Botanica (1832)
· Vegetaux Utiles de l'Afrique Tropicale Francaise; Etudes Scientifiques et Agronomiques (1911)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2008)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1986)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1994)
· Tropenpflanzer (1902)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Avi, for example chemical composition, diet and recipes, side effects, pregnancy safety, health benefits, extract dosage, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
Languages of India and abroad
āvi : (ind.) openly; before one's eyes.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Avī°, in general see vī°. (Page 85)
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Āvi, (adv.) (Sk. āviḥ, to Gr. a)i/w to hear, Lat. audio (fr. *auizdiō) to hear) clear, manifest, evident; openly, before one’s eyes, in full view. Only in phrase āvi vā raho openly or secret A. V, 350, 353; Pv. II, 716 = DhA. IV, 21 (āvī v. l.), expld. at PvA. 103 by pakāsanaṃ paresaṃ pākaṭavasana. Otherwise in foll. cpds. (with kar & bhū): °kamma making clear, evidence, explanation Vin. II, 88; III, 24; Pug. 19, 23; °karoti to make clear, show, explain D. III, 121; Sn. 84, 85, 349; J. V, 457; Pug. 57; VvA. 79, 150; °bhavati (°bhoti) to become visible or evident, to be explained, to get clear J. I, 136; Vism. 287 (fnt. āvibhavissati); DhA. II, 51, 82; bhāva appearance, manifestation D. I, 78; A. III, 17; J. II, 50, 111; Vism. 390 sq. (revelation, opp. tirobhāva). Cp. pātur. (Page 112)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Avi (अवि).—a. Ved. [अव्-इन् (av-in)] Favourable, kindly or favourably disposed. अविं वृधाम शग्मियं सखायं वरुणम् (aviṃ vṛdhāma śagmiyaṃ sakhāyaṃ varuṇam) Av.5.1. 9.
-viḥ 1 A sheep; (f. also in this sense); जीनकार्मुक- वस्तावीन् (jīnakārmuka- vastāvīn) Manusmṛti 11.138,3.6,12.55.
2) The Sun.
3) Name of a tree (arka).
4) A goat.
5) A mountain.
6) Air, wind.
7) A woollen blanket (of the skin of mice).
8) A blanket, shawl in general.
9) A woollen strainer (for Soma juice).
1) A master.
11) A wall, enclosure.
12) A rat.
1) An ewe; अवि- रितरा मेष इतरस्ताँसमेवाभवत् (avi- ritarā meṣa itarastāṃsamevābhavat) Bṛ. Up.1.44.
3) A woman in her courses. [cf. L. ovis; Gr. ois] अविर्गिरौ रवे मेषे मूषिके कंबलेऽपि च (avirgirau rave meṣe mūṣike kaṃbale'pi ca) Nm.
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Avī (अवी).—[avatyātmānaṃ lajjayā av-ī Uṇādi-sūtra 3.158] A woman in her courses.
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Āvi (आवि).—See आवी (āvī) f. Pain, suffering. (pl.) Pangs of child-birth.
Derivable forms: āviḥ (आविः).
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Āvī (आवी).—f. [avīreva svārthe aṇ]
1) A woman in her courses.
2) A pregnant woman.
3) The pangs of child-birth.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-viḥ) 1. The sun. 2. A mountain. 3. A sheep. 4. A master. 5. A blanket. 6. A rat. 7. A wall or enclosure. 8. Air, wind. 9. The shawl goat. f.
(-viḥ) A woman in her courses; also avī. E. ava to go, to preserve, &c. in aff.
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Avī (अवी).—f. (-vī) A woman in her courses: see avi.
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Āvī (आवी).—f. (-vī) Pain of child-birth.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avi (अवि).—m. A sheep; f. an ewe, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 6.
— Cf. [Latin] ovis, [Old High German.] awi; [Anglo-Saxon.] eaw; [Gothic.] avistr.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avi (अवि).—[adjective] favourable, kind. [masculine] sheep, [feminine] ewe.
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Āvi (आवि).—[feminine] pain; [plural] the pangs of childbirth (adj. —° [feminine] ī).
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Āvī (आवी).—[feminine] pain; [plural] the pangs of childbirth (adj. —° [feminine] ī).
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Āvī (आवी).—approach, drive on or near, undertake, begin, seize, take hold of.
Āvī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and vī (वी).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avi (अवि):—mfn. (√av), favourable, kindly disposed, [Atharva-veda v, 1, 9]
2) mf. a sheep, [Ṛg-veda] (mentioned with reference to its wool being used for the Soma strainer), [Atharva-veda] etc.
3) the woollen Soma strainer, [Ṛg-veda]
4) m. a protector, lord, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) air, wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) a mountain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) a wall or enclosure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) a cover made of the skin of mice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) f. an ewe, [Atharva-veda x, 8, 31], (= a-vī q.v.; cf. also adhi) a woman in her courses, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) cf. [Lithuanian] awi-s; [Slavonic or Slavonian] ovjza, [Latin] ovi-s; [Greek] ὄϊ-ς-s; [Gothic] avistr.
12) Avī (अवी):—[=a-vī] f. (√vī), a woman in her courses, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
13) Āvi (आवि):—f(i and ī). (perhaps √vī), pain, suffering, [Suśruta; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]
14) Āvī (आवी):—[from āvi] a f. [plural] (yas) pangs of childbirth, [Suśruta]
15) [=ā-√vī] b [Parasmaipada] -veti (but also -vayati, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa ii, 8]; [perfect tense] -vivāya, etc.)
—to hasten near, approach, [Ṛg-veda];
—to grasp, seize, [Aitareya-upaniṣad];
—to drive on or near, [Ṛg-veda] :
—[Intensive] ([Potential] 3. [plural] ā-vavīran, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā iii, 2, 9, 5]) to tremble, be agitated;—(for the noun āvī See āvi, and for āvī f. See āvya.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avi (अवि):—[a-vi] (viḥ) 2. m. The sun; a mountain; a sheep; a wall; air.
2) Avī (अवी):—(vīḥ) 3. f. A woman in her courses.
3) Āvī (आवी):—(vī) 3. f. Birth pains.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Avi (अवि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avi.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
1) Avi (अवि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Api.
2) Avi (अवि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Avi.
3) Āvi (आवि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Cāpi.
4) Āvi (आवि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āvis.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
1) [verb] to keep oneself from being seen; to hide (oneself).
2) [verb] ಅವಿತಿಡು [avitidu] avitiḍu to keep from being seen; to hide; to conceal; ಅವಿತಿರಿಸು [avitirisu] avitirisu = ಅವಿತಿಡು [avitidu]; ಅವಿತುಕೊಳ್ [avitukol] avitukoḷ= ಅವಿ [avi]1; ಅವಿತುಕೊಳ್ಳು [avitukollu] avitukoḷḷu = ಅವಿ [avi]1; ಅವಿದುಕೊಳ್ [avidukol] avidukoḷ= ಅವಿ [avi]1; ಅವಿದುಕೊಳ್ಳು [avidukollu] avidukoḷḷu = ಅವಿ [avi]1.
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Avi (ಅವಿ):—[noun] a linear measure.
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Avi (ಅವಿ):—[noun] any of a wide variety of bovid ruminants, with horns in both sexes esp. the domesticated one (Ovis aries) which has heavy wool, edible flesh called mutton, and skin used in making leather, parchment, etc.; a sheep.
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1) [noun] water as converted into vapour or gas by being heated to the boiling point; vaporized water; steam.
2) [noun] much hotness; great warmth; heat;ಆವಿಯಾಗು [aviyagu] āviyāgu to become vapour; to be vaporised.
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Āvi (ಆವಿ):—[noun] = ಆವಿಗೆ [avige]1.
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Āvi (ಆವಿ):—[noun] a member of an order of wingless, very agile blood sucking insects; flea.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
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Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XIII, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 6 < [Thirteenth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa V, adhyāya 3, brāhmaṇa 5 < [Fifth Kāṇḍa]
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